School Details

Altamont Creek Elementary School

6500 Garaventa Ranch Road, Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 454-5575
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 596 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

59%
66%
56%
75%
75%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
62%
46%
89%
86%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
76%
65%
83%
80%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
74%
60%
70%
72%
65%
83%
76%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Altamont Creek Elementary School is a public elementary school in Livermore. The principal of Altamont Creek Elementary School is PJ Daley and can be contacted at pdaley@lvjusd.k12.ca.us. 596 children attend Altamont Creek Elementary School and are mostly Asian; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 15% of the Altamont Creek Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 19% of the 596 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Altamont Creek Elementary School is 19:1. Leo R. Croce Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 6%
Multiracial 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 54% 60%
Hispanic 24% 25%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Filipino 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.5%
Unspecified 0.8% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 12781%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 22%
Limited English proficiency 15% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Truly an exceptional school with an exceptional staff. As school chosen for STEM in elementary a California Distinguished School....what's not to like! My son has just blossomed here. The Principal and the staff are so committed to maintaining the high standards I have absolutely no doubt this school will be compared to Pleasanton standards very soon.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school my kids is in this school for two years and is moving to fourth grade from third. The teacher in third grade is great very focused on improving kids. Catches them when doing wrong makes them do right thing appreciates them doing good my kid is concerned if he did not complete his home. Gives feed back to parents to improve kids. Outstanding teacher guides parents and kids to do better all the time we are very lucky to have her in third grade. We heard normal review about fourth grade teachers hopefully teachers and kids do better. My daughter is also in same school in 2nd grade now her teacher in first grade is great. Kids in elementary school need to be handled carefully and the teachers are doing great. It will be great if teachers from all grades keep communicating with parents to update the status of kids in terms of current homework and any other it might be more load on them but it can help them to be in touch with parents to make kids do better. My son's third grade teacher did excellent job...

  • (1 year ago)

    Our son has had a fantastic experience in his first year at Altamont Creek. The teachers and staff have created a superb learning environment for all students no matter what their background and the numerous opportunities for parents to get involved foster a true sense of community. Outside of the daily class schedule activities such as the Running Club and Movie Nights are a big plus as well. Very much looking forward to sending our younger children here in a few years as well.

  • (2 years ago)

    Bullying is high for people of different cultures. Some teachers work over drive to bully kids and their parents if they perform. If the kid slightly falls behind due to parents busy work schedules teachers try to put all kind of remarks on kids and label them as autistic or any other and try to record on kids. probably eager to get funds for disabilities. very impatient kind of teachers. If your kid performs you have problems if your kid does not perform you will have problems. Very average school... Teachers need to be retrained on how to teach. if more private schools come to this area that will be great.

  • (4 years ago)

    Parent involvement & their financial support is what makes the value of your school. What your kids learn is actually what comes from support they get at home. Do not place blame on the school district administration or teachers. After putting in 100's of hours as a volunteer at this school it is clear there is no perfect school but I can continue to be involved & write letters to the superintendent to express concerns about class size curriculum&the finances.People love to blame others instead of themselves. I see a lot of parents sitting in their cars wasting time when they could be helping in class. Every minute I help is money earned for the school- it keeps the teachers in class & not doing clerical tasks. I saw a teacher last year take a day off (paid) to hire a sub for the class just to do paperwork.

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers teach to the test. If your child doesn't learn something ..that's your child's problem are the teacher's philosophy . They teach above the child's grade level and they must just do it not understand it. The resources are slim to none. There aren't music art nor gym classes. These poor kids are getting a poor education.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both our kids went to this school one has moved on to middle school and the other still goes here and we really love this school. From the staff teachers parent involvement it's a great experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    I very much agree. Teachers put alot of work load on kids and parents. They teach above grade level and kids are burn out with alot of work. Teachers choose and push behind some kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    I do not like Altamont Creek Elementary School at Livermore. The teachers does know what they are doing. Kids are burn out with way difficult homework but they learn little. I feel teachers are teaching above the grade level and kids are confused. The teachers themselves don't know the answers to some homework questions and their class are not will structred. The teachers do not go over the homework or test and they expect alot from kids. Teachers underestimate kids who are from different culture and they push them behind or load them with more work that burn them out. I do not like livermore schools over all I heard same complains from other parents. Also third graders and over have more than one teacher. Each teacher gave different review about a student and one does not agree with another the school has leadership problem.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school has great students teachers and parents! We increased our API our students love to learn and the teachers love to teach!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very impressed with the teachers at the school and the education my kids have received.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two kids attending this school. 1st grader and 5th grader. We love this school. Teacher and staff are both excellent.

  • (6 years ago)

    Obviously the school has had issues in the past but that ususally comes with newer schools. Now that the school is more settled the staff as well as parent support seems to be running well. I have a 1st grader at the school and he absolutley loved school last year! His teacher even sent a postcard over the summer! I feel the staff went above parent expectation. I think Altamont is a great school! Parents need to be supportive and realize it takes a team to make a child learn...its not just the teachers resonsibility!

  • (9 years ago)

    Great teachers excellent support from parents

  • (9 years ago)

    Our daughter has been at this school for Kindergarten and first grade. We have been extremely satisfied with her progress and with the teachers. This is a wonderful school with alot of support from the PTA and the parents. Our daughter loves it and so do we as parents!

  • (10 years ago)

    Both my children started this school 4 years ago when they first opened and it has been the most dissapointing experience either one of them have ever had in their lives not to mention mine! I have no respect for any of the teachers with the exception of one who was very kind and understanding not to mentioned well educated in the field of teaching. The school is not a very orginized school and the school events leave a lot to be desired. The academics also leave a lot to be desired when the parents have to do more teaching than the teachers themselves do! As for safety aside from where the parents park I do not believe that safety is a big concern to this school. All in all If I had another child about to enter school I can honestly say they would not be going to Altamont Creek.

  • (10 years ago)

    Class sizes are too large - 4th and 5th grade. Chaos rules in my son's class but there are 32 students. I've heard other classes (with 32 students) are not chaotic. My son feels he doesn't get the time he needs from the teacher. He is quiet and when he asks for help he feels put off because other students need attention. As a result we have a math tutor for him. This is unfortunate he should be learning from his teacher.

  • (10 years ago)

    Class sizes are too large - 4th and 5th grade. Chaos rules in my son's class but there are 32 students. I've heard other classes (with 32 students) are not chaotic. My son feels he doesn't get the time he needs from the teacher. He is quiet and when he asks for help he feels put off because other students need attention. As a result we have a math tutor for him. This is unfortunate he should be learning from his teacher.

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